Monthly Archives: September 2006

Northfield Curfew

One of the features that comes with the host sight for this weblog is the ability to view what key words people are using to search for information that brings them to my weblog. One of the major used key … Continue reading

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Late Season Scenery

I was returning from visiting my parents in Arkansas on Wednesday. I stopped at a rest stop just inside the Iowa border and noticed that it apparently had been cool enough the night before to turn some of the leaves. … Continue reading

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Officer Memorials

Detective Michael D. Thomas, 52, of the Aurora, Colorado Police Department was killed on Wednesday, September 20th after he was shot and killed by a suspect who opened fire on him while he sat a traffic light at an intersection. … Continue reading

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More Feedback on Gang Issues

Here are two responses I’ve received that are pretty representative of what I’ve been receiving the past several days regarding my previous response to one comment I received. Here was the initial comment and my response. I did not correct … Continue reading

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Pioneer Press Article About Gangs

Ruben Rosario, who writes for the Pioneer Press, wrote a Friday column on the meeting last Tuesday at the NCRC about gang issues in Rice County. If you get a moment, you may want to check it out. For a … Continue reading

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Interesting Piece on James Gang

Those of you interested in the Great Northfield Bank Raid will want to read this recent article by Pioneer Press columnist Ruben Rosario. It appears that the Minnesota Historical Society has a Stillwater Prison book that chronicles the incarceration of … Continue reading

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More On Severe Weather Issues

I will give credit to WCCO TV for their coverage of Saturday night’s storm on their Monday night 10 p.m. newscast. Other than referring to the outdoor warning system as “tornado sirens” the report was quite balanced and provided a … Continue reading

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Misinformation on Metro Television Stations on Last Night’s Storms

I was watching the 10 p.m. news on one of the local metro television stations and they made a couple very dangerous errors in reporting on the storms that happened last night. First: The station referred to the outdoor warning … Continue reading

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A ’72 Chevelle, Texas, and A Cracked Engine Block

I was discussing the challenges of having teens driving cars with a person this past week. We discussed the challenges of getting teens interested in the maintenance part of driving a car. It’s all part of the learning process on … Continue reading

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Rough Weather In Northfield Tonight

It’s 11:19 p.m. as I compost this post. The bulk of the rain has passed for now. According to our Emergency Management Director, Tim Isom, Northfield received a quarter inch of rain in less than 20 minutes. Here’s a picture … Continue reading

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